Wellington Scoop

Archive for March, 2011

Container explodes in flames on the Wellington waterfront

There was an explosion on the Wellington waterfront early this morning. It woke people throughout the city, including guests at the Century City Hotel in Tory Street. Read more »

Mayors enthusiastic about harbour cycleway

Wellington mayors have given enthusiastic support to plans for an off-road cycleway and walkway alongside State Highway 2 between Petone and Ngauranga. Read more »

The mayor surprises us

The first surprise was the Wellington City Council’s waterfront company. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown wanted to close it down. This didn’t happen. A majority of councilors voted against her. The second surprise was … Read more »

Son of former mayor dies from head injuries after Waikanae riding accident

A Peka Peka man has died from head injuries after he was thrown from a horse. He was 30-year-old Andrew Prendergast, the son of former Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast. Read more »

Porirua graduate puts his mother first and graduates from hospital

Press Release – Whitireia Polytech
Palauni Madar graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Whitireia New Zealand last week. His attendance at the polytechnic degree ceremony happened over the phone from hospital. Read more »

Police arrest 9 people in Hutt, Wainui, Berhampore, seize methamphetamine

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Police have seized methamphetamine and arrested nine people this morning in an operation throughout the Wellington district, targeting the manufacture, supply and use of methamphetamine. Read more »

Open day at Miramar’s new Roxy

News release from Roxy Cinema
Wellingtonians and visitors alike can catch their first glimpse of the Roxy Cinema in Miramar tomorrow (Friday) when the doors open on a new golden age of movie palaces. Read more »

Karori and Easts to meet in much anticipated final at Basin

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
It’s the battle of the heavyweights of Wellington club cricket. In one corner are the nine-time defending champions Eastern Suburbs, gunning for a remarkable 10 straight Wilkinson Pearce Cup titles, having won outright four finals in a row. In the other corner are the challengers to their throne, Karori, Wellington cricket Twenty20 and One-Day champions and top qualifiers for the second straight year. Read more »

Water supply cut to parts of Wadestown – burst water main delays peak-hour traffic

News from the Wellington City Council at 4.51pm
The water supply to parts of Wadestown in Wellington is currently off following a water main burst in Lennel Road – one of the main routes through the suburb. Read more »

Dawn ceremony at Plimmerton opens Film Archive’s new storage building

Press Release – The Film Archive
With a dawn ceremony at Plimmerton this morning, the New Zealand Film Archive’s new purpose-built storage facility was opened by Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, the Hon Chris Finlayson. Read more »

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